Pocket Dictionary of North American Denominations

Pocket Dictionary of North American Denominations

Over 100 Christian Groups Clearly Concisely Defined

The IVP Pocket Reference Series

Edited by Drew Blankman and Todd Augustine

Pocket Dictionary of North American Denominations
  • Length: 144 pages
  • Dimensions: 4.25 × 7 in
  • Published: March 18, 2004
  •  Print on Demand
  • ISBN: 978-0-8308-1459-6
  • Item Code: 1459
  • Case Quantity: 80
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Of the making of many denominations there is no end, or so it seems in North America.

Baptists, Lutherans, Methodists, Presbyterians and Schwenkfelders--how do you keep track of them all? What are their differences? Are there similarities? Where do they each belong on the Christian family tree?

Editors Drew Blankman and Todd Augustine have designed the Pocket Dictionary of North American Denominations as a quick reference guide to orthodox and not-so-orthodox church groups in the United States and Canada.

Among the denominations and groups examined are

  • Bible churches
  • African American denominations
  • confessional churches
  • mainline denominations
  • churches in the evangelical tradition
  • Pentecostal churches
  • groups on the Christian fringe

Based on the award-winning Dictionary of Christianity in America, this pocket dictionary is an affordable and easily accessible "help key" for understanding the Christian traditions of your North American neighbors.

Designed for students and pastors alike, the short and accessible volumes in the IVP Pocket Reference Series will help you tackle the study of biblical languages, church history, apologetics, world religions, Christian spirituality, ethics, theology, and more.


List of Contributors

Drew Blankman

Drew Blankman, a telecommuter from Southern California, is an associate editor for electronic publishing at InterVarsity Press. Drew holds an MA in systematic theology from Luther Theological Seminary, St. Paul, and is the coeditor of the Pocket Dictionary of North American Denominations.

Augustine is pastor of congregational life at College Church in Wheaton, Illinois. He formerly served as InterVarity Press's academic sales manager.